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My right side just below my rib cage hurts when I cough, sneeze,

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My right side just below my rib cage hurts when I cough, sneeze, or blow my nose. This just started about an hour ago. It also hurts if I pull my sliding glass door closed (left to right), but going in the other direction doesn't hurt.

Should I see a doctor now - or will this go away when my cold gets better & I'm not doing anything to irritate this condition?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  physician123 replied 2 years ago.

physician123 :

Hello

physician123 :

Welcome to just answer .

Customer:

hi

physician123 :

I am sorry to hear of your discomfort .

Customer:

thanks

physician123 :

Did this pain start only an hour back ?

Customer:

yes - 1 or 2

physician123 :

Okay

physician123 :

Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Customer:

only hurts when i cough, sneeze, blow nose, or use my right side muscles -- no medical condition or medication

physician123 :

OKay

physician123 :

This pain does seem like it is muscle related .

physician123 :

It could arise from a muscle strain thus it does hurt on straining like when you cough or exert pressure .

Customer:

it's possible - i also worry if it's a cracked rib or hernia - it started when I sneezed while sitting at my computer

physician123 :

Thus you can take an anti infllammatory medication like motrin .

physician123 :

Did you hurt yourself ?

Customer:

I guess I did -- by sneezing too hard

physician123 :

This does not seem like a cracked rib ...

physician123 :

Please take the medication as I mentioned

physician123 :

This should ease out the pain

Customer:

that's good

physician123 :

If you do not get better in the next couple of days then you can see a doctor and get this investigated

Customer:

ok -- i won't worry about it then -- unless it doesn't get better -- thanks!

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